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“The United States of America vs. Gavin Newsom, et al.-Russoniello
A Criminal Prosecution for RICO Violations”

Joe Russoniello
Former U.S. Attorney for Northern California

Tuesday, June 11, 2019  |  11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Marin Country Club, 500 Country Club Dr., Novato


Mr. Russoniello is a renowned Bay Area attorney specializing in litigation, business crimes and regulatory defense. He served twice as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California which encompasses 15 counties from the Oregon-California border to Monterey, including San Francisco. His first term lasted from 1982 to 1990 when he had been appointed by President Ronald Reagan while his second appointment came from President George W. Bush and continued from 2008 to 2010.

Mr. Russoniello spent the 17 years between his two U.S. Attorney appointments in private practice as a Senior Counsel at a San Francisco law firm and also served as Dean of the San Francisco Law School for 5 ½ years until the summer of 2007 before returning as U.S. Attorney for the second time.

You might recall some of the high profile cases he was part of including the prosecution of Larry Layton of the ‘Peoples Temple’ for his involvement in the murder of Congressman Leo Ryan in Jonestown, Guyana, overseeing the prosecution of Barry Bonds on perjury charges, and also of Ed Jew, former Member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on charges of extortion and bribery.

Since Joe’s retirement in the summer of 2010 he spends his time partially in the Bay Area and partially in Arizona. We hear so much about California suing President Trump. Please join us for a discussion of why the federal government could criminally prosecute certain California office holders for violation of “RICO”, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

Thursday, 11 April 2019 14:40

CA Dems More Taxes

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California under Democrats, it’s tax, tax, tax — all the time. That’s not a political statement. It’s a fact.

Immigration at the southern border and the Wall top the list of most contentious, hard to follow, and outright spun issues since President Trump took office. Recently, the president vetoed legislation, supported by 12 Republican senators, hampering the Wall’s construction.  Speaker Pelosi announced she seeks to override the veto after the Congressional break. Two days later, the president tweeted a video of 247 illegals breaking into the country as a unit at night; it’s title - “This is a national emergency.”
The president promised the Wall to the American people. It’s his signature issue; so his opponents, even Republican ones, have sworn to prevent it. They’ve attempted to block him in the press and in courts. The likes of George Soros backed a migrant caravan to coincide with the mid-term elections. 
The number crossing the border each month varies depending on who makes the claim. One reason for the discrepancy is that the government can’t actually count successful crossings and must guess based on the number apprehended. However, logic dictates that the current flow is altering the make-up of our country and putting strain on resources. 
Both sides agree families now make up 50% of those apprehended, and that this trend began 5 years ago under Obama when, according to former attorney general Jeff Sessions “word had gotten out…that anyone who tried to cross the border with a minor would almost certainly be ‘given immunity from prosecution.’” Therefore, “the number of unaccompanied alien children at U.S. ports of entry increased by a staggering 636 percent from April 2017 to April 2018.”  (
Border detention facilities, built over decades as need arose, were designed to house mostly single, mostly male migrants. Part of what constitutes the crisis is the lack of facilities for families. It’s difficult to determine which minors belong to which undocumented adults, and in some cases, which minors are actually minors. Some migrants carry disease. In 2018, 2 children died in border detention.
Just as stories conflict about the numbers of illegals, so do those about what percent seek asylum, what percent are child traffickers, and what percent of women have been raped on the journey. But common sense dictates that child trafficking and rape would be common, as migrants seek to take advantage of loopholes in our asylum laws, and criminals, wanting to blend in with migrants, acquire women and children to both enhance credibility and sell in the US. 

“Because current law sets an easily met standard for "credible fear," refugees fleeing actual persecution and violence are bogged down in the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services backlog, which has swelled more than 1900 percent since the end of the 2012 fiscal year. (  This means that the Obama Administration set the precedent of setting asylum seekers free with the frankly ridiculous directive to return for court dates.

The Left labels the Trump approach as unfeeling simply because, as a law and order president, he’s instructed his departments to follow the law. The Left ignores that the Obama administration’ sometimes employed the same methods (putting illegal aliens in pens) and other times ignored the law entirely (keeping some families together, when the law requires separation.) By following the law, the President upholds his job as executive. By publicly explaining his actions, he rightly passes the buck to Congress, which refuses to create functional legislation. Additionally, if Trump instructed his departments not to follow the law (as did President Obama) he could be impeached. 

The Left argues that the Wall won’t solve anything, that most illegals do utilize points of entry, that citizens along the border don’t want a wall for various reasons - including tourism, and that illegals commit crimes at a lower rate than the population. However, all news sites - even Left leaning ones - that focus on border towns which have a wall or fence say that crime in these communities dropped substantially after construction.  One wonders that, if illegals don’t commit crimes and walls don’t work, how crime could’ve reduced. And, if illegals use ports of entry, how would building a wall shunt the flow of illegals to a new location? 

Since the details supporting each sides’ positions contradict, one must examine how each interprets their story. The Left shuns common sense with their duplicity, saying people who commit crimes, whether it’s those who enter the country illegally or California’s death row inmates, deserve compassion while victims of violence and other crimes don’t.  Republican swamp dwellers also spout duplicity, claiming a crisis and doing nothing.  Only President Trump’s rhetoric passes the sniff test - whether or not his facts are fake news. He demonstrates that smugglers and human traffickers exploit the weakness in our immigration system; that if any number of decent families invade our border, they not only put strain on our system, they make their home countries worse by diminishing the population of decent people; and that the only real solution is not to spread wealth, but incentivize its growth in the migrants’ home countries so that they stay home. 
Sunday, 31 March 2019 21:27

CA Gun Ban Struck Down

Judge said the California law banning magazines over 10 rounds was "turning the Constitution upside down."

Novato Republican Women


Arnie Riebli,

Managing Partner Sunrise Farms
President and GM Dairymen’s Feed
Past Chairman and former Board Member Nucal Foods Ripon CA.

"Slippery Slope"

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Members $30  |  Non-members $35

Marin Country Club, 500 Country Club Drive, Novato

Arnie is a 4th-generation Sonoma County rancher. He grew up o a dairy and chicken farm in Cotati and since has dedicated himself to the industry that was responsible for putting Petaluma on the map I the early 1900s.

He has stepped up to fill the much-needed role of the representative and advocate for the egg industry in Northern California. Last year, he went on a 4-day trip to Washington D.C, working to convince the powers that be that successful egg production, on a scale, can and should be achieved with animal welfare firmly in mind.

Here in Petaluma, he and his partner at Sunrise Farms produce a million eggs each and every day of the year, providing 90% of the eggs consumed in all of Northern California. Mr. Riebli credits the ability to adapt and fierce dedication to the Petaluma ranching lifestyle for his business surviving the many changes it has undergone since the egg industry’s heyday of the late 1940s.

Law recently passed concerning the poultry industry were “deeply frustrating” to him because, as he explains it, they were motivated by heavy doses of political correctness but were severely light on practical application.

But as Arnie says, “Folks have to eat. Sooner or later, people will realize that food is not produced in the backroom of the local grocer.” He said 219,000 people get added to the world’s dinner table every night. “That’s 80 million a year. Currently the political mechanisms in the way, and if it stays that way, the world will face severe shortages in the near future.”

Backing his conviction that “this country’s greatest asset is our youth,” he has lent his considerable knowledge and boundless energy to the Chamber’s Petaluma Youth Ag Day Passing the ranching tradition and all that it entails on to future generations has been part of his lifelong agenda.

Arnie is the proof that business can take the high road and that an ethically responsible direction can translate to profit – economic profit and cultural profit for any community with its eye on a wholesome future.

Please join us for a fantastic lunch welcoming the man who probably is responsible for the eggs in your fridge!


Novato Republican Women, Federated

*Spring Fashion Show!*


Clothes from Alice Becker
The latest in men’s sports wear from Marin Country Club
And a very special treat of the cutest children’s wear you ever saw
 from children’s clothing designer, Toni Tierney

Tuesday, May 21st
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Marin Country Club

Salmon Luncheon, Complimentary Wine, Raffle Gifts, Music & more!

Tickets ~ $50
Table for 10 guests ~ $500 with priority seating

 The proceeds of this event are used to support our college scholarships as well as book and flag donations to local schools.

This is not a political event. Bring your friends of all persuasions!

Reserve your seat today!


Wednesday, 06 March 2019 16:09

UC Berkeley Assault

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Man Accused of Punching Conservative Activist at UC-Berkeley Charged With Three Felony Counts

As Saul Alinsky once said, “The issue is never the issue.” He meant that whatever issue Leftists appear to have in their sights is not their real focus; their real focus is power, and until they have absolute power, their immediate focus is revolution.

The more desperate Liberals get for power, the more controversial issues take center stage in politics and the news. Perhaps the most controversial issue of the post World War II era is abortion.
This article won’t attempt to change your views; rather it points out that the recent spate of states (New York, Rhode Island, Virginia) amending their constitutions or creating pro-abortion legislation is in reaction to the possibility that, if Justice Ginsberg dies and President Trump appoints another pro-life justice, Roe V. Wade could be overturned. New York and Virginia seek to overturn the 2003 federal law preventing partial birth abortion nationally. And Rhode Island is vacillating between one bill, preventing partial birth but allowing siblings over 25 and grandparents to approve abortions for minors, and The Rhode Island Reproductive Health Care Act which lifts all limitations, including partial birth.

Last year, Rhode Island’s Governor, Catholic Democrat Gina Raimondo, supported including pro-life insurance policies on the state’s Obama care exchanges (; she met with a firestorm from the Left who turned against her and raised big money to support another Democrat candidate and unseat her. She won, but has radically changed her views to keep her political career alive.

In the State of the Union, President Trump said: “Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth…These are living, feeling, beautiful babies who will never get the chance to share their love and dreams with the world.”

What do his words really mean? 1) If viable full term babies can be killed on day one, what’s to prevent killing them the next day, or whenever suits a parent’s need? If a parent isn’t competent to choose, the state would get involved; then the state would determine who lives and dies, no matter the age; 2) therefore, the “beautiful babies” are all of us. If the Left wins their power grab, we may all lose our “chance to share [our] love and dreams.”
A recent CBS poll declared 76% of Americans approved of the president’s speech. According to a 2018 Gallup poll, 87% of Americans oppose late term abortions. The similarity of those numbers shows that most Democrats oppose late term abortion. Science has advanced since 1973, when Roe became law. Not only has medicine provided an array of contraceptives including the “day after pill,” but ultra sound and other advances show fetal development. Of babies born at 22 weeks 25% survive; 90% of those born at 27 weeks do. Only 59 countries allow abortion for any reason; more than half of those demand parental permission; only 6, including the US, allow abortion after the 22nd week. While science has yet to pinpoint the exact moment the soul enters the body; it has provided a clear picture of what’s possible with respect to bringing lives into the world.

With 5 children and 9 grandchildren, the president agrees with the 87 percent. And he knows that states rushing to pass abortion laws are not protecting women. By making late term the new standard, the Left further divides the nation by making abortion a black or white issue. It’s not enough for Americans to support abortion prior to 12 weeks, or 20 weeks, they’ve got to agree with it in any form, at any time, even after a healthy full term birth. To support these extremes, one must be so afraid that one is willing to hand over one’s rights to government - or be hungry for the kind of power that tyrannies provide.

Hunger for power explains why Virginia’s Democrat Governor Northam would include a joke KKK photo in his medical school yearbook, then 40 some years later chillingly support infanticide. His combined actions remind us that the Left brought us slavery and we become their slaves again if we hand over control of the right to life. This right extends beyond the maternity ward to our “inalienable rights” to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” In honor of our rights, it’s important that open-minded discussions on controversial topics continue; regarding abortion, we’re still debating the exact moment life begins. But that important truth is not the issue here. Because the issue is never the issue; the issue is power.

So, when President Trump declared his pro-life views during his recent State of the Union address, he was actually defending the liberty and rights of all Americans.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 15:04

Sex Offender Protection

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CA Democrats author bill to protect sex offenders who lure minors. No crime if the person is within 10 years of age of the minor.
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